• Photo: Dana Hoey, "Bikini Brawl" (1996).
    new york NEW YORK

    An exhibition of 50 works by artists and architects on a trip of self-reflection in the literal and metaphorical form of a blueprint. With works by a diverse group of voices from Adamo Faiden, Alix Lambent, Vik Muniz, Reiser+Umemoto to Vito Acconci, BLUEPRINT is an exhibition bound by aporias.

    exhibition: BLUEPRINT.
    Friday 01/23–Saturday 03/21
    opening reception: Friday, 01/23
    7.00pm / Storefront for Art and Architecture
    97 Kenmare Street
    New York, New York 10012

    Photo: Dana Hoey, Bikini Brawl (1996).


  • book launch & discussion: A Question of Qualities; O-14: Projection and Reception.
    new york NEW YORK

    Join the Anyone Corporation and AA Publications for a party to celebrate the releases of two books: O-14: Projection and Reception by Reiser + Umemoto, and A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture by Jeffrey Kipnis, the latest title in the Writing Architecture Series. The authors will be joined by the editors and contributors to discuss, at the suggestion of Kipnis’s title, what they consider to be those very qualities that distinguish architecture.

    book launch & discussion: Jeffrey KIPNIS, Jesse REISER, Nanako UMEMOTO, Cynthia DAVIDSON, Brett STEELE, & Sanford KWINTER on A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture and O-14: Projection and Reception
    Friday, 10/11
    6.00 p.m. / The Cooper Union
    7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10003


  • jesse REISER

    This lecture explores the groundbreaking exo-skeleton O-14 tower in Dubai by New York-based practice, Reiser+Umemoto. Jesse Reiser will give an account of the design’s realisation and present a manifesto of sorts, as he delves into the complex interrelationships this architectural model weaves between technology, expression and politics in the context of the “nowhere place” of the global city. The lecture accompanies the launch of the AA Publication, O-14: Projection and Reception.

    jesse REISER, “O–14: Projection and Reception”
    Thursday, 11/08
    6.00 pm / Lecture Hall
    Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture
    36 Bedford Square
    London WC1B 3ES

  • Existenz Minimum.Existenz Maximum
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Instructors: jesse REISER & jason PAYNE

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
    wael BATAL, anne SCHNEIDER, & adrian YIM: Emergency response shelters are typically designed for maximum usability, quick set-up time and issues of economy. This project seeks to reevaluate the terms of design for the emergency tent in order to promote vitality, optimism and comfort.

    The tent’s form is propelled by two parallel objectives; the first is to challenge the relationship between object, ground and the horizontal datum that is typically struck in between. The second objective is to fit a wrinkled surface to the resulting body.


  • symposium: EMBEDDED
    new york NEW YORK

    An event marking the publication of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’ new book, Embedded brings together authors, contributors, mentors and confabulators to discuss some of the most relevant issues haunting contemporary architectural practice and discourse today, such as the perceived divide between progressive design culture, the politics of form and social responsibility. EMBEDDED is P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’s long awaited book that reflects on the evolution, actualization and conclusion of certain lineages of design and material research, while signaling the initial stages of others.

    EMBEDDED: Jeffrey Inaba, John McMorrough, Marcelo Spina, Jesse Reiser, David Ruy, Michael Meredith, and Mark Foster Gage
    Thursday, 02/09
    6.30–8.00 pm / Studio-X NYC
    180 Varick St., Suite 1610
    New York, NY 10014

  • jesse REISER
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Jesse Reiser is principal of Reiser+Umemoto RUR Architecture, P.C., in New York. Reiser+Umemoto has designed projects at a wide range of scales—from furniture design and residential and commercial structures to landscape design and infrastructure.

    jesse REISER
    Friday, 01/20
    6.30 pm / Perloff Hall, Decafé
    UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design
Los Angeles, California 90095

  • taipei pop music center
    new york NEW YORK

    taipei, taiwan, republic of china, 2010
    winning competition entry, scheduled completion 2014

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    reiser + umemoto: pop music, while a global phenomenon, is regional in its definition. the taiwanese pop music scene typifies the phenomenon; while it crosses borders and cultures and dialects, it nevertheless has produced styles and genres with distinct transnational form and appeal. though many aspects of pop culture exist in a hyper-technological or virtual realm, there is a need for a defined physical hub dedicated to the production and reception of pop.


  • atlas of tectonics

    the book is organized into five sections, geometry, matter, operating, common errors to avoid, and the world. each section which features a series of short punchy chapters on the subject. the short entries are full of references to architecture and culture at large as well as the relationship and influence the two have on one another. the book features the work of REISER + UMEMOTO as well as amazing insight into their thought and design process.